I’m with Rep. Joanne Giannini on closing the loophole that allows minors under the age of 18 to work in strip clubs.
Since there are already many regulations that restrict the kind of work and hours of work that can be done by minors, a law should be easier to pass than one that applies to adults.
Protecting adults from their own choices is problematic, but children unquestionably do need protection until they reach the age of majority.
Tara Hurley makes the excellent point on her blog that the 16 year old girl who was found working in a Providence strip club was a victim of human trafficking. We have a brand-new shiny law passed in 2007 to prosecute this kind of crime. Will this be the test case?